Private oil sector workers demand equality Kuwaiti team airs frustration

The hashtag #showyourpositioninKuwait has gone viral on Twitter recently to reiterate the demand of some 14,000 Kuwaitis employed in private oil sector whose demand for equality with their colleagues in government oil sector have been ignored by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, reports Al-Qabas daily. Head of the volunteer team for workers in private oil sector told the daily that the hashtag represents the condition of workers in private oil sector, as a result of the continued arbitrariness of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its CEO in not granting them their rights and equality with their colleagues in government oil sector, and also in relation to failure to implement the decision the Court of Cassation under the provisions of Law No. 28 of 1969 regarding oil business

Head of the volunteer team indicated the national workforce has become frustrated due to neglect and the absence of justice and equality, as it continues to suffer from unfair dismissal, lack of promotion and no increase in salaries, in addition to arduous work. Unfortunately, they registered with Social Security as office administrators, which will negatively affect their future prospect in the sector.

He reiterated the injustice has reached the point where complainants are terminated immediately if any of them submits a deserving complaint in relation to equality and the final ruling is issued in his favor. Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Interior Ministry said 55,800 residence permits for expatriates have been renewed electronically’ between Sept 29 and Oct 5, 2020, reports Al-Rai daily quoting ministry sources.

The sources stressed this is done out of the concern and keenness of the security establishment to protect the health of the community in light of the exceptional circumstances the country is passing through following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The sources said the Ministry of Interior spares no efforts to develop service sectors to facilitate the citizens and residents.

The sources also said the ministry continues to receive visitors who wish to complete residence renewal formalities online on the Ministry of Interior website www.moi.gov.kw. The sources explained all transactions of the security establishment sectors are carried out through this mechanism to save time, effort, speed of completion, and the application of social distancing in service departments

Source: Arab Times

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